Research Summary. Using a database of 30 million profiles, Zippia estimates demographics and statistics for aerospace engineers in the United States. Our estimates are verified against BLS, Census, and current job openings data for accuracy. After extensive research and analysis, Zippia's data science team found that:
- There are over 5,292 aerospace engineers currently employed in the United States.
- 11.2% of all aerospace engineers are women, while 88.8% are men.
- The average age of an employed aerospace engineer is 45 years old.
- The most common ethnicity of aerospace engineers is White (73.3%), followed by Asian (10.4%), Hispanic or Latino (9.9%) and Black or African American (3.6).
- In 2021, women earned 94% of what men earned.
- 7% of all aerospace engineers are LGBT.
- Aerospace engineers are 51% more likely to work at private companies in comparison to public companies.
Aerospace Engineer Statistics By Gender
11.2% of aerospace engineers are women and 88.8% of aerospace engineers are men.
- Male, 88.8%
- Female, 11.2%
Aerospace Engineers By Gender
Gender Pay Gap For Aerospace Engineer
Women Earn 94¢ For Every $1 Earned By Men
Aerospace Engineer Gender Over Time
This data shows how men and women predominate in the aerospace engineer position over time.
Aerospace Engineer Gender By Year
Aerospace Engineer Male to Female Ratio
We compared this job title with other job titles to see how gender percentages varied. As you can see, senior electronics design engineer and refrigeration engineer have the biggest difference in gender.
|Machine Tool Designer||99%||1%|
|Senior Electronics Design Engineer||99%||1%|
Aerospace Engineer Statistics By Race
The most common ethnicity among aerospace engineers is White, which makes up 73.3% of all aerospace engineers. Comparatively, there are 10.4% of the Asian ethnicity and 9.9% of the Hispanic or Latino ethnicity.
- White, 73.3%
- Asian, 10.4%
- Hispanic or Latino, 9.9%
- Black or African American, 3.6%
- Unknown, 2.6%
- American Indian and Alaska Native, 0.2%
Aerospace Engineer Race
|Aerospace Engineer Race||Percentages|
|Hispanic or Latino||9.9%|
|Black or African American||3.6%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native||0.2%|
Aerospace Engineer Race And Ethnicity Over Time
Using the Census Bureau data, we found out how the percentage of each ethnic category trended between 2010-2019 among aerospace engineers.
- Hispanic or Latino
- Black or African American
Aerospace Engineer Race By Year
|Year||White||Black or African American||Asian||Hispanic or Latino|
Aerospace Engineer Wage Gap By Race
|Black or African American||$86,731|
|Hispanic or Latino||$89,337|
Aerospace Engineer JOBS
Average Age of an Aerospace Engineer
We determined the average age of aerospace engineers based on ethnicity and gender.
Aerospace Engineer Age By Race
|Race||Male Age||Female Age|
|Black or African American||38|
|Hispanic or Latino||36||33|
Aerospace Engineer Age Breakdown
This chart breaks down the ages of aerospace engineer employees. Interestingly enough, the average age of aerospace engineers is 40+ years old, which represents 60% of the population.
Aerospace Engineer Age
|Aerospace Engineer Years||Percentages|
Types of Aerospace Engineer Degree Levels
The most common degree for aerospace engineers is bachelor's degree 72% of aerospace engineers earn that degree. A close second is master's degree with 17% and rounding it off is associate degree with 5%.
- Bachelors, 72%
- Masters, 17%
- Associate, 5%
- Doctorate, 3%
- Other Degrees, 3%
Aerospace Engineers By Education
|Aerospace Engineer Degree||Percentages|
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Aerospace Engineer Wage Gap By Education
Aerospace Engineer Employment Statistics
This section highlights information about where aerospace engineers work. We found most aerospace engineers work for a private company. In addition, the industry that employs the most aerospace engineers is the technology industry.
We created this chart to show you the average size of companies that typically hire aerospace engineers.
< 50 employees
50 - 100 employees
100 - 500 employees
500 - 1,000 employees
1,000 - 10,000 employees
Aerospace Engineer Jobs By Employer Size
|< 50 employees||5%|
|50 - 100 employees||3%|
|100 - 500 employees||12%|
|500 - 1,000 employees||11%|
|1,000 - 10,000 employees||40%|
|> 10,000 employees||29%|
The Types Of Companies Aerospace Engineer Work In
Employees with the aerospace engineer job title have their preferences when it comes to working for a company. For instance, most aerospace engineers prefer to work at private companies over public companies.
Aerospace Engineer Jobs By Sector
Top Industries Hiring Aerospace Engineers
Just based on the number of employees within each industry, we were able to determine the most common industries that employ aerospace engineers. Those industries include technology, professional and professional.
Aerospace Engineer Turnover And Employment Statistics
Aerospace Engineer Unemployment Rate Over Time
The Bureau of Labor Statistics came in clutch when it came down to figuring out how the unemployment rate has changed over time. Between 2008 and 2018, this is how the number of aerospace engineers changed.
- Unemployment rate
Aerospace Engineer Unemployment Rate By Year
|Year||Aerospace Engineer Unemployment Rate|
The Average Number of Years That Aerospace Engineer Stay in a Job
By looking over 1,075 aerospace engineers resumes, we figured out that the average aerospace engineer enjoys staying at their job for 1-2 years for a percentage of 30%.
Less than one year
Aerospace Engineer Tenure
|Number or Years||Percentages|
|Less than 1 year||13%|
Comparing The LGBT Ratio of Aerospace Engineers with Other Job Titles
After finding the gender ratio, we wondered if the percentages of LGBT persons were different as well. Using the data below, you can see how other job titles compare to aerospace engineers.
|Job Title||LGBT||Job Openings|
|Nuclear Process Engineer||3.66%||28,033|
|Civil Engineer's Aide||5.13%||51,762|
|Engineer Technical Staff||6.29%||174,870|
|Senior Environmental Engineer||7.95%||30,813|
Foreign Languages Spoken By Aerospace Engineers
The most common foreign language among aerospace engineers is Spanish at 27.5%. The second-most popular foreign language spoken is French at 20.0% and Russian is the third-most popular at 7.5%.
- Spanish, 27.5%
- French, 20.0%
- Russian, 7.5%
- Portuguese, 5.0%
- German, 5.0%
- Other, 35.0%
Aerospace Engineer Languages Spoken